PAMA I – Entry level purchasing position. PAMA I & PAMA II procures pre-assigned commodities from available sources at the best possible value consistent with company policies and procedures. Assists other team members as necessary. Supports the complete supply chain activities for assigned commodities, using sound business practices and ethics. Meets departmental goals in areas of material price reduction; supplier on-time delivery of quality material; inventory optimization, utilization, and accuracy; customer support & satisfaction. Position includes analysis of material needs and availability, negotiation/bid/purchase of materials, delivery interface, invoice problem resolution, and order close-out; requires strong analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to successfully interface with technical personnel, and proficiency in all aspects of the procurement process. Position requires attention to details, strong work ethic, exceptional organizational, pritiorization, multi-tasking and time management skills and the ability to proactively determine the best course of action in problem solving. Must have extensive Microsoft Excel computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and other procurement application software and reporting software. Must keep abreast of industry competitive situations and alternative supply sources and cost trends.
PAMA I works under direct supervision; PAMA II works under close supervision, both will follow standard procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
Education: Four year degree. Emphasis in Business, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or Materials preferred
Experience: PAMA I - Zero to two (0-2) years; PAMA II - Three to Five (3-5) years of procurement and materials planning, preferably in the utilities industry
Equivalent Experience: PAMA I - Eight (8) years; PAMA II - Eleven (11) years Supply Chain profession with focus on inventory management, procurement and materials planning and management.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: ISM CPSM and/or APICS CSCP, CPIM preferred
Specialized Skills (e.g., typing, computers, software, tools and equipment uses, etc.): MS Excel and suite of office products, MS SharePoint, Lawson software a plus
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